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Who is the Ideal Candidate to Own a FirstLight Franchise?

Opening a home care franchise is a big decision. You’re investing your savings in something that’s more than a business. It comes with a set of operating procedures and core values. Since, as a franchise business owner, you’ll be called upon to live those values every day, it’s important to make sure those values align with your own. Ask yourself, “Am I passionate about this service? Do these values sound like mine?” If the answer is yes, you’ve found the right match. What You Don’t Need When we look at candidates for FirstLight Home Care franchise ownership, we’re looking…

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What Can Employers do to Help Family Caregivers?

Home Care Partnerships Can Increase Productivity and Give Peace of Mind Are you an employer that cares about work/life balance? If so, you probably have an excellent vacation package and family medical leave policies. You might even offer subsidized or on-site childcare. All of those are excellent benefits, but have you considered resources or benefits that can help your employees who are caring for an elderly family member, possibly a parent or another loved one? As the baby boomers age, the percentage of people in the workforce caring for an elderly person is on the rise. The average U.S. caregiver…

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Are You Ready for Your Next Career?

Owning a FirstLight franchise is a great second act for retirees Are you a retiree who’s just not ready to retire? Maybe you were offered early retirement. Maybe you were downsized from a corporate job. Maybe you’re “retirement age” but a life of leisure isn’t for you. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to start something new. Here are some of the ways that franchising with FirstLight makes sense for retirees. Business Experience Retirees, both civilian and military, have a wealth of experience that makes them great entrepreneurs and franchisees. Strong work ethic, organizational skills, self-motivation, leadership ability, and…

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Home Care Set to Grow with CMS Rule Change

What do non-medical home care businesses need to know? Those of us in the non-medical home care industry know the value of our services to seniors. We provide vital services that allow seniors to age in place, giving them better nutrition, safety, transportation and social interactions. While we’re not medical care, our services contribute to better overall health and quality of life. So, changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules that went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, allowing coverage for home care through some Medicare Advantage supplemental plans, help answer a need that we understood long ago….

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Should Franchise Owners Follow the Rules?

We understand. You want to open your own home care franchise because you dream of being your own boss. You have the entrepreneur spirit and drive to put in extra time and effort to create something great, and you have a passion for helping seniors live happily in their own homes. In some ways, a franchise offers the best of both worlds: You get to open your own business and “be the boss,” but you don’t have to spend energy reinventing the wheel to design the systems and processes needed to make your business ahead of the pack. But sometimes,…

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Why is a Culture of Care Important?

One of our core tenants at FirstLight Home Care is our Culture of Care , a commitment to provide the best possible care for every life we touch. This includes our clients, their families, franchise owners, employees, and the communities where we do business. But why is a culture of care important? Because it goes into everything we do. As an award-winning non-medical home care franchise, our mission is multifaceted. We want to provide the very best service for our clients, enabling them to live happy and healthy in their homes. We also want to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and grow amazingly…

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